Composites and Advanced Materials Expo 2019

CAMX Summary from a Business Strategy Perspective

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) is one of those events that will never be boring.  This is one of those rare events where you can learn endless amounts about about how composites are finding their way into pre-existing application as well as about new products and opportunities.  Two great examples include SGL Carbon, who brought a fully functioning harp to their display that can be lifted with just one hand.  Among the new products is Mallinda, a company that will be bringing their new vitrimer product to market next year.  If you don’t know what a vitrimer is, it’s a re-processable thermoset and does not require refrigeration.  

Reports

Top Shops

‘Top Shops’ is a benchmarking and recognition program designed to help shops build their business.

World Machine Tool Survey

An independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine tool consuming and producing countries and compares them in real U.S. dollars.

Capital Spending Survey

An annual survey that collects statistics regarding budgeted spending on machine tools, testing equipment, software and more.

Gardner Business Index

A diffusion index measuring month-to-month changes in activity at durable goods and discrete parts manufacturing facilities.